Bill McKibben, director of the Middlebury Fellowships in Environmental Journalism, is the author of 10 books on subjects related to the environment, including The End of Nature, the first book for a general audience about global warming, which is now available in more than 20 languages. A former staff writer at The New Yorker, his work appears in Harpers, the New York Review of Books, the National Geographic, the Atlantic Monthly, Orion, Outside, and a wide range of other national and international publications. McKibben is currently editing the Library of America's new anthology of American environmental writing.
Christopher Shaw, associate director of the Middlebury Fellowships in Environmental Journalism, is the author of Sacred Monkey River, about the Usumacinta River and watershed in Chiapas and Guatemala. He edited Adirondack Life magazine in the eighties. His work has appeared in the anthology The Nature of Nature, as well as the New England Review, Outside, The New York Times Book Review, and other publications, and he has received New York Foundation for the Arts and Bread Loaf fellowships. Shaw teaches writing at Middlebury College.